Robotic Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery, you may be a candidate for a new category of minimally invasive surgery.

Until very recently, your options included traditional surgery with a large open incision, or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is typically limited to very simple procedures.

Thanks to a breakthrough in surgical technology known as the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons are now able to offer a minimally invasive alternative for complex surgical procedures.

Types of Surgeries

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary.

Surgery with the da Vinci® System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

Benefits of da Vinci® Surgical System

The da Vinci® Surgical System combines robotics and surgical technology as never before, allowing your surgeon to provide the most effective and least invasive treatment option available for a wide range of complex conditions.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with da Vinci® may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

About da Vinci® Surgical System

The da Vinci® Surgical System combines computer and robotic technologies to create a new category of surgical treatment: robotic-assisted laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, or endoscopic surgery.

By providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, da Vinci® makes it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive approach. This means that with da Vinci®, you can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions. In addition, your surgeon can operate with better visualization, precision, dexterity, and control than during traditional surgery.

To date, da Vinci® has been used in everything from minimally invasive heart surgery to minimally invasive cancer surgery to treat conditions as diverse as prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, and mitral valve regurgitation.

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